Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

'Exceptional points' give rise to counterintuitive physical effects
Posted on July 25, 2016 at 3:35 pm

No matter whether it is acoustic waves, quantum matter waves or optical waves of a laser—all […]

CP violation or new physics?
Posted on July 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm

(Phys.org)—Over the past few years, multiple neutrino experiments have detected hints for […]

Linear deutron and light ion accelerator successfully tested in Dubna
Posted on July 25, 2016 at 11:13 am

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research has successfully launched a new linear deuteron and light […]

Mapping electromagnetic waveforms
Posted on July 22, 2016 at 10:41 am

Munich Physicists have developed a novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic […]